- Bible the place near Jerusalem where the crucifixion of Jesus took place: Luke 23:33, Matt. 27:33
- an outdoor representation of the crucifixion of Jesus
- any experience involving intense pain or anguish
Origin of CalvaryEcclesiastical Late Latin Calvaria ; from L, skull (see calvarium): used to translate Classical Greek kranion, skull (see cranium) and amp; by the Evangelists to translated, translation Aramaic g?lg?lth?, Golgotha
A hill outside ancient Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.
nounpl. Cal·va·ries also cal·va·ries
- A sculptured depiction of the Crucifixion.
- calvary A great ordeal.
Origin of CalvaryFrench calvaire, from Calvaire, Calvary (hill). Sense 2, from Calvary1.
From Latin calvāria (“skull”)